School of Freshwater Sciences

Bay View resident Jesse Blom wants to be part of the solution. That means a bit of experimentation and a lot of learning.

Blom helped transform an 1898 Queen Anne Style home on Euclid Ave in Bay View to Heart Haus, created to demonstrate sustainable urban community.

Not only do vegetable patches fill its front and backyard, greens are growing off the kitchen.

S Bence

Currently, Milwaukee's inner harbor is not an inviting space. But change is brewing.

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Over the last six years, The Johnson Foundation at Wingspread invested $7 million in forging partnerships to find freshwater solutions. 

Jon Strelecki

Water is a big business in Wisconsin. The formation of the Water Council – a collection of more than 150 companies working in water related manufacturing and services is a testimony to that. 

Eddee Daniel

Milwaukee's Inner Harbor was once home to 10,000 acres of wetland. Today, just a minuscule remnant remains and it is slated for restoration. 

S Bence

The school has evolved since its inception in 1966. Today it is positioning itself as a crucial part of Milwaukee's global water center.

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MillerCoors presented Milwaukee County with $500,000 to help revitalize Bay View's South Shore Beach on Wednesday.

Jon Strelecki

One of the great challenges for researchers studying the health of freshwater lakes and rivers is seeing under the waves and around the mud and sand that are part of the environment. It takes a lot of hard work, ingenuity and special tools to get the job done.

On this edition of UWM Today, learn about the role that drone aircraft and aquatic robots play in gathering data under water.

Jon Strelecki

One of the benefits of UW-Milwaukee having the only school of freshwater sciences in the United States is the great expertise that exists in the school.

This edition of UWM Today focuses on one of the signature programs within the school - the developing field of aquaculture and aquaponics and doing so in an urban environment.

S Bence

Thanks to a partnership with UWM's School of Freshwater Sciences, bears, seals and other animals at the Milwaukee County Zoo can now go fishing and feast on their catch.

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